Colostrum has been used for thousands of years in Asia and has been studied since the late 1700s in Europe. First milk colostrum is a pure and natural product resulting from collecting and drying the milk obtained within the first six hours after the birth of a calf. Our colostrum is collected from selected herds in six states in the United States to assure the highest potency product and to guarantee the newborn calf is not deprived.
Colostrum is rich in protein, specifically immune proteins classed as immunoglobulins, which provide the newborn or those using colostrum, with these basic components of the immune system. In the case of the newborn, their immune system is not yet fully functioning and colostrum source antibodies aid the immune system to ward off and defend against infections and antigens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.).
Additionally, there are many vitamins in high concentrations along with rich sources of minerals in easy to assimilate forms. Recent research has proven the existence of TGF-1 (insulin like growth factor), which is of interest to the athletic and body-building field. Colostrum also contains a small molecular weight moiety called transfer factor (immune inducer), which is a messenger to the immune system preparing it for defense against specific antigens. This can be a very promising way to offer health benefits through an oral supplement, as it is small enough to be absorbed through the digestive system. The "Probiotic" functions of colostrum are well researched, and effectiveness against various G.I. problems, diarrhea, etc., is well established.
Colostroplex can be used for those who are intolerant of dairy products.
Bovine Colostrum Complex (IgG 25% Lactoferrin 7.1mg/gm IGF)
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.